Synonyms for jazz

Grammar : Noun
Spell : jaz
Phonetic Transcription : dʒæz

Top 10 synonyms for jazz Other synonyms for the word jazz

Définition of jazz

Origin :
  • by 1912, American English, first attested in baseball slang; as a type of music, attested from 1913. Probably ultimately from Creole patois jass "strenuous activity," especially "sexual intercourse" but also used of Congo dances, from jasm (1860) "energy, drive," of African origin (cf. Mandingo jasi, Temne yas), also the source of slang jism.
  • If the truth were known about the origin of the word 'Jazz' it would never be mentioned in polite society. ["Étude," Sept. 1924]
  • All that jazz "et cetera" first recorded 1939.
  • noun style of music
Example sentences :
  • Someone told me they're called 'Jazz Louie and his half-breed bunch.'
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • "At ease with that jazz," said Lane, and a sheathed finger snapped out.
  • Extract from : « Mutineer » by Robert J. Shea
  • Against the scene a jazz band flung a whine and a stumble of tinny sounds.
  • Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht
  • And over all the American jazz music boomed and whanged its syncopation.
  • Extract from : « Gigolo » by Edna Ferber
  • It means in music to prefer Beethoven not only to jazz but to Brahms.
  • Extract from : « The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book » by Various
  • His stare at the leader as the jazz selection came to an end.
  • Extract from : « Jokes For All Occasions » by Anonymous
  • I discover that there is an American jazz band in the place.
  • Extract from : « My Wonderful Visit » by Charlie Chaplin
  • There were dances, late parties, jazz and everything that went with it.
  • Extract from : « Hour of Enchantment » by Roy J. Snell
  • Yet it seems quite natural to them that a piece of jazz should be called Alleluia.
  • Extract from : « An Autobiography » by Igor Stravinsky
  • I had never heard of Jazz in those days: Jazz was decidedly a dark horse.
  • Extract from : « The Iron Puddler » by James J. Davis

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